American Association for Cancer Research

Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in membership in the American Association for Cancer Research. We welcome the involvement and the membership of those who conduct cancer research and related biomedical research, as well as health care professionals, research administrators, cancer survivors, advocates, students, and others who share AACR's commitment and vision and support our mission to accelerate the prevention and cure of cancer.

Why Join

By becoming a member you will join more than 34,000 investigators from around the world who depend on the Association's programs and activities for the exchange of timely scientific information. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits of membership, including substantially reduced fees for meeting registrations and journal subscriptions, as well as excellent opportunities to foster important relationships and collaborations with cancer scientists internationally. These are just some of the benefits that are offered to you as a member.

Membership Categories
AACR offers seven categories of membership to support each aspect of our members' professional development and enhancement in cancer research.

Responsibilities of Membership
Candidates applying for membership should be aware of the responsibilities of membership prior to submitting the membership application form.

Membership Rewards
Review the array of benefits and rewards available to members.

Membership Reinstatement
Has your AACR membership lapsed? We gladly welcome back former AACR members who are interested in reinstating their membership.

Member Transfers
Existing AACR members who no longer meet the eligibility requirements for their current category of membership are encouraged to apply for a transfer to a more appropriate category.

AACR Membership Application - (PDF files require Acrobat Reader)
Applications for membership may be submitted at any time during the year. You may either submit the Official AACR Membership Application online or download the application and submit it to the AACR office with the required documents. Please allow 30 days for application review and approval notification.

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We welcome your questions. Email: or by phone: (215) 440-9300.